Peace prevailing in CHT region: Bir Bahadur

DHAKA CHT Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing

today urged all to play role for implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts

(CHT) Peace Accord saying that communal harmony and peace are prevailing in

the CHT region.

Massive development has taken place in the communication sector of the

three hill districts after signing of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace

Accord farmers are getting fare price of their crops, he said at a

discussion marking the completion of 22 years of the CHT Peace Accord at his

secretariat conference room here.

The present government is implementing various development projects in

the hill districts, he said, adding that peace accord is expediting

socioeconomic and cultural development of the people in CHT region.

Secretary of CHT Affairs Ministry Md Mesbahul Islam chaired the discussion

while FAO representative in Bangladesh Robert D Simpson and other senior

officials of the ministry took part it.

The accord was signed on December 2, 1997 between the government and the

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) during the first tenure of

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ending bloody conflicts in the three hill

districts.

The then Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah signed the

agreement on behalf of the government while Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma

(Santu Larma) signed it on behalf of PCJSS.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)